Nutty cake


Strangely I don’t think I’ve ever made a nutty cake, despite devouring and enjoying many in the past.

After a quick google, yielding of course plenty of results, I came up with this little beaute:

Nut cake

Nutty cake with a dollop of yoghurt - oh yeah

This was based on the recipe I found here.

Ingredients:

  • 225g butter
  • 225g sugar
  • 500g Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 225g yoghurt
  • 225g pecan nuts (or however nutty you fancy your cake)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 c (make sure it’s not on ‘grill’, see above)
  2. Mix in the butter and sugar as usual
  3. Add the eggs, mix ’til fluffy
  4. Add the dry ingredients
  5. Mix in the yoghurt
  6. Briefly toast and then add the nuts
  7. You will need either one really deep cake tin or two shallow ones. Grease and put in your cake
  8. After 30 mins it’s ready!
  9. Mix up the topping and dollop on each serving (best served straight from the oven)

Topping

  • 200g yoghurt (can use crème fraîche if you prefer)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Two teaspoons of honey

Mix together and spread on top of cake. Sprinkle on more pecans if you fancy it.

Mistake: Accidently grilled the cake for the first 5 minutes (don’t do this at home) this may have sacrificed some of the cake’s moistness.

Result: Rather good, despite my ditzyness. Loving the crunchy nut combo with the plain, refreshing flavour of the yoghurt.

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